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    Let's Talk Gun Safes

    Looking to buy a gun safe for the house. I have been looking at the sizes that will hold app. 36 long guns. Granted my long guns have pistol grips Eotechs and the like on them so it won't hold that many, but you get the idea. Anyone have any options in theirs that is a must have? I have already checked at Academy and Dick's Sporting Goods. Still have to give Sam's Club a shot. Recommendations and opinions are welcome.

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    I have a friend who concreted a corner of the basement, put a steel sheet on the ceiling and then got a safe door. It's a nice, large walk-in gun safe. If you have that many rifles you may want to consider hardening a room or a corner of the basement. It will probably cost the same as getting a massive safe. He even built in a humidifier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    I have a friend who concreted a corner of the basement, put a steel sheet on the ceiling and then got a safe door. It's a nice, large walk-in gun safe. If you have that many rifles you may want to consider hardening a room or a corner of the basement. It will probably cost the same as getting a massive safe. He even built in a humidifier.
    Could it also double as a bunker in which to hunker down after civilization collapses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    I have a friend who concreted a corner of the basement, put a steel sheet on the ceiling and then got a safe door. It's a nice, large walk-in gun safe. If you have that many rifles you may want to consider hardening a room or a corner of the basement. It will probably cost the same as getting a massive safe. He even built in a humidifier.

    Funny you should mention that. Shift mate of mine had the old office evidence vault door and was going to do the same thing. He gave up and ebayed the door. Sweet idea, but I'm looking to spend between $700-$1000 for the safe. Looking for a deal and quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Could it also double as a bunker in which to hunker down after civilization collapses?
    Also, an ideal tornado shelter if it was built in the SW corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    Looking to buy a gun safe for the house. I have been looking at the sizes that will hold app. 36 long guns. Granted my long guns have pistol grips Eotechs and the like on them so it won't hold that many, but you get the idea. .

    I think you should post pictures of your long guns
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    http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/pr...ductId=2258211

    This is the safe I got last year. I am very happy with it. I got it on sale and then had a 10% coupon so I got it for nearly $200 off of the retail price.

    This year I am looking at a biometric gun vault for quick access
    http://www.americanesuperstore.com/gs46714.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reca View Post
    This year I am looking at a biometric gun vault for quick access
    http://www.americanesuperstore.com/gs46714.html
    Test the biometric capabilities before buying it, just to make sure it works for you. I've used several computers with biometric encryption (supposedly it would record my fingerprint and require me to run my finger over a little sensor to turn the computer on) and the sensors never recognized my fingerprints no matter how many times I tried to get them to do so. Maybe I wore my fingerprints off by posting too much on O/R! Or maybe I don't have fingerprints because I really am just a sleeper program in Terminator's cybernetic brain!

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    I found that the "SAFE" man at the gun shows in Birmingham has good safes. They also have a lot of good ones at Marks Outdoor Sports in Vestavia Hills. You might also try the new Bass Pro Shops in Leeds. I going to get one soon, myself. Let me know what you wind up with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    Funny you should mention that. Shift mate of mine had the old office evidence vault door and was going to do the same thing. He gave up and ebayed the door. Sweet idea, but I'm looking to spend between $700-$1000 for the safe. Looking for a deal and quality.
    It'll be hard to find a safe big enough for that many guns with that budget.
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    Reca I looked at that same safe today as a matter of fact. And Mark's in Vestavia is where I will try my cash offers and see what I can get.

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    How much do those weigh?
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    The one Reca posted is about 607 pounds if I remember right. The one I looked at over at Academy was 900 some pounds. Heavier is better in my book. Especially since I will pay to have it delivered. I also plan on bolting it to my cement basement floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Test the biometric capabilities before buying it, just to make sure it works for you. I've used several computers with biometric encryption (supposedly it would record my fingerprint and require me to run my finger over a little sensor to turn the computer on) and the sensors never recognized my fingerprints no matter how many times I tried to get them to do so. Maybe I wore my fingerprints off by posting too much on O/R! Or maybe I don't have fingerprints because I really am just a sleeper program in Terminator's cybernetic brain!

    Do they work for others? You may just have very fine fingerprints? When I got my concealed carry permit and had to get my fingerprints done...they had to do them multiple times and still got bad prints.
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    When I swear to tickets I log on using my finger print. Works every time if you role your finger like taking actual ink prints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    The one Reca posted is about 607 pounds if I remember right.
    Wow...do they install them? Or, are you going to have to do that yourself if you get one (with help I would assume, LOL)?




    I only have a little safe and I'm in the process of getting an AR...which is why I was curious about that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinki View Post
    Wow...do they install them? Or, are you going to have to do that yourself if you get one (with help I would assume, LOL)?




    I only have a little safe and I'm in the process of getting an AR...which is why I was curious about that...
    So far delivery prices start about $150 and up depending on stairs and what not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    So far delivery prices start about $150 and up depending on stairs and what not.

    Oh ok -- so they do set them up Thanks for the info.
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    So far the best deals I have found here are at Tractor Supply. I have 2 safes right now but both are full so I need to get another now
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    Here in my town there is a steel shop that makes the gun safes on the premises. The store is a half mile from my house and they give law enforcement discounts. Six years ago I had them make me one. Even with the discount it set me back $1,200, but it's worth it. Peace of mind.

    They delivered it in the back of a pickup truck and took it down into my basement without the door on it. Once they put it where I wanted it (in a small room in the basement) they put the door on. The thing is that nobody is going to get this monster out of the room with the door on it.

    Whenever we go on long trips (gone for several days at least) I still take my most prized firearms and store them in the arms room vault at my department. I'm a firearms instructer and the lieutenant in charge of the firearms dosen't have any trouble with me doing that. The biggest reason why I do that is in case the bad guys knock the safe around trying to get in. I mostly don't want my favorites dinged and dented.

    In addition to my guns we store other hard to replace items. A gun safe is a great investment in my opinion. Personally I've never gone to a house burlgary in which the suspects got into a safe. I've heard accounts from deputies where the suspects had lots of time and the house was isolated and the suspects were able to cut into the safe. But I'm a city cop and they don't usually have that much time in the city.

    That was money well spent in my opinion.

 

 
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